Technology Council Report (June 2014) (PowerPoint)

Report
Bjarne W. Olesen
[email protected]
Incoming Chair, Technology Council
Seattle Summer Conference, 2014
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Members First Newsletter: All CTTC should receive
a copy,
www.ashrae.org/society-groups/councils#tech
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E & P: Available for 17 different committee
meetings in Seattle. Three dedication rooms will
support these meetings.
 Internet available in all hotel meeting rooms
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New high profile standards published in 2013
Standard 90.1 Energy, non-residential
Standard 62.1 Ventilation, non-residential
Standard 62.2 Ventilation, residential
Standard 55 Thermal Comfort
Coming in Fall 2014
 Standard 189.1 High Performance, non-residential
New approved standard projects
 Method of Test to Determine Leakage Airflows and
Fractional Leaking of Operating Air-Handling
Systems.
 Methods of Test for Determining Application Date of
Overhead Circulator Fans
 Non-Emergency Ventilation in Enclosed Road, Rail
and Mass Transit Facilities
 Partnering with NAHB and ICC on the revision of the
ICC-700 NAHB National Green Building Standard
 High Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC
Systems
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New procedure and format for PD
Energy Position Document
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Commissioning Position Document:
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Ammonia as a Refrigerant:
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Indoor Combustion in Developing Countries:
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Airborne Infectious Diseases:
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Unvented Combustion Devices and Indoor Air Quality
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Air Filtration and Cleaning:
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Position Documents online at: www.ashrae.org/about-
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◦ Revision not accepted. PD expired
◦ on hold
◦ Committee close to approving revision to PD.
◦ Committee established
◦ revision published
◦ revision for reaffirmation not accepted
◦ Committee close to approving this new PD
ashrae/position-documents
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EHC roadmap is currently being developed, which
will include short, medium and long-term research
priorities.
◦ Ongoing research includes
 RP-1491, Literature and Product Review and Cost
Benefit Analysis of Commercially Available Ozone Air
Cleaning for HVAC Systems
 RP-1603, Role of HVAC Systems in the Transmission
of Infections Agents in Buildings and Intermodal
Transportation
Approved Work Statements Released for Bid in spring 2014
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1569-TRP, CFD Study of Hydraulic Shock in Two-Phase Anhydrous Ammonia - REBID;
Responsible Committee: TC 10.3 (Refrigerant Piping); Co-Sponsors: None.
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1627-TRP, An Evaluation of the Actual Energy Performance of Small Office and K-12 School
Buildings Designed in Accordance with the 30% ASHRAE Advanced energy Design Guides;
Responsible Committee: TC 2.8 (Building Environmental Impacts and Sustainability ; CoSponsors: AEDG Steering Committee;
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1630-TRP, “Update the Scientific Evidence for Specifying Lower Limit Relative Humidity Levels
for Comfort, Health, and IEQ in Occupied Spaces;” Responsible Committee: TC 5.11
(Humidifying Equipment); Co-Sponsors: TC 9.6 (Healthcare Facilities) None. Co-funding: AHRTI
25% up to $15k
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1663-TRP, “Residential IAQ Guide;” Responsible Committee: EHC (Environmental Health
Committee); Co-Sponsors: None.
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1681-TRP, “Low Energy Lighting Heat Gain Distribution in Buildings;” Responsible Committee:
TC 4.1 (Load Calculation Data and Procedures); Co-Sponsors: None.
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Encourage chapter members who cannot attend the
bi-annual ASHRAE meetings to engage with TCs and
become corresponding members.
Quick TAC Facts:
 3672 TC Volunteers total – 16% increase since 2011
 366 TC Volunteers reside outside of U.S. & Canada
 295 TC Volunteers are Young Engineers of ASHRAE (YEA)
 85% of Technical Program in Seattle sponsored by TCs
 Over 200 Handbook chapters are maintained by TCs
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http://www.ashrae.org/TCs
New research projects awarded since New York meeting:
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1624-TRP, Effective Energy-Efficient School Classroom Ventilation for Temperate Zones; Responsible Committee: TC 2.1
(Physiology and Human Environment); Co-Sponsors: None. Contractor: Technical University of Denmark; Duration: 33
months; Cost to ASHRAE: $182,481
1635-TRP, Simplified Procedure for Calculating Exhaust/Intake Separation Distances; Responsible Committee: TC 4.3
(Ventilation Requirements & Infiltration); Co-Sponsors: None. Contractor: CPP, Inc.; Duration: 12 months; Cost to
ASHRAE: $70,000
1645-TRP, Development of New Accelerated Corrosion Tests for All-American Micro-channel and Tube and Fin Heat
Exchangers; Responsible Committee: TC 8.4 (Air-to-Refrigerant Heat Transfer Equipment); Co-Sponsors: TC 8.11
(Unitary and Room Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps). Contractor: University of North Texas; Duration: 36 months; Cost
to ASHRAE: $179,254
1673-TRP, Revision of the ASHRAE HVAC Design Guide for Tall Commercial Buildings; Responsible Committee: TC 9.12
(Tall Buildings); Co-Sponsors: None. Contractor: B&S Analytics; Duration: 6 months; Cost to ASHRAE: $90,000
1682-TRP, CFD and Experimental Study to Determine Loss Coefficients of Individual and Close-Coupled Round Elbows;
Responsible Committee: TC 5.2 (Duct Design); Co-Sponsors: None. Contractor: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University;
Duration: 18 months; Cost to ASHRAE: $117,719
1699-TRP, Update Climatic Design Data in Chapter 14 of the 2017 Handbook of Fundamentals; Responsible Committee:
TC 4.2 (Climatic Information); Co-Sponsors: None. Contractor: Klimaat Consulting & Innovations, Inc.; Duration: 24
months; Cost to ASHRAE: $150,000
1712-TRP, “Development of the ASHRAE Design Guide for Dedicated Outdoor-Systems;” Responsible Committee: TC 8.10
(Mechanical Dehumidification Equipment and Heat Pipes); Co-Sponsors: TC 5.5 (Air-to-Air Energy Recovery). Contractor:
Sustainable Engineering Group, LLC; Duration: 30 months; Cost to ASHRAE: $150,000
Quick RAC Facts:
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107 TC experts volunteered to write WSs & RTARs in Year 13-14
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$164k & 20 months is the average cost & duration of ASHRAE
Research Projects now
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309 Technical Committee volunteers are monitoring progress on
63 active projects
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71% of active research projects are being conducted at universities
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856 ASHRAE Research Projects valued at $69.1 million started
since 1960
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A contract with the United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP) is in negotiations now to develop a
“Guide for Sustainable Refrigerated Facilities and
Systems” based in part on the work from RP-1634,
Guide for Sustainable Refrigerated Facilities and
Refrigeration Systems and targeted to refrigerated
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system owners, operators, and technicians in rapidly
growing A5 countries.
Refrigeration Commissioning Guide approved for and
available for download at www.ashrae.org/resources-publications/bookstore/refrigeration-commissioningguide-free-download.
REF sponsored seminar 39 for Seattle on “The Road to
Success with the New Refrigeration Commissioning
Guide”
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